French: Étourneau unicolore German: Einfarbstar Spanish: Estornino negro
Iberian Peninsula, S France, N Africa (Morocco, NE Algeria and Tunisia), and Mediterranean islands of Corsica, Sardinia and Sicily.
22 cm; 70–100 g. Medium-sized starling with feathers of crown, nape, throat and upper breast greatly elongated (up to twice length of same feathers on S. vulgaris... read more
Male sings in most months; both sexes sing in winter, and at roost. Song consists of whistles and... read more
Open woodland with expanses of short grass, often in association with grazing mammals; farmland,... read more
Food and feeding
Omnivorous, animal food predominating in spring and summer, fruit and seeds in autumn and winter. Vertebrates taken include small frogs and... read more
Season Apr to mid-Jul in Spain and Mar–Jul in Morocco; often double-brooded. Primarily monogamous; some males polygynous, and at some... read more
Largely sedentary. Some ringed individuals found to make extensive movements which may represent... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Common to locally abundant. Common and widespread in Iberia and N Morocco, and locally common in Sardinia; less numerous and more sparsely... read more
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